Archive of November 6, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 6, 2019

Survey says: Most Catholics in US reject Church teaching on cohabitation

Nov 6, 2019 - 06:18 pm .- Nearly three quarters of Catholics in the United States are not opposed to couples cohabitating before marriage, despite the Church’s moral teaching.

African bishops say UN Nairobi Summit will be destructive of pro-life agenda

Nov 6, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Bishops in Africa have raised concerns about the agenda of the Nairobi Summit, a United Nations gathering being held next week, saying the meeting will be destructive to humanity and the values around human life.

Gallup diocese drops Zoom video conferencing app over abortion support

Nov 6, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The Diocese of Gallup has chosen to stop using Zoom Video Communications for its internet meetings, citing the company's support of abortion rights.

McCarrick: Foundation ‘irresponsible’ to question controversial Vatican grant

Nov 6, 2019 - 03:40 pm .- McCarrick made the intervention in December 2017, after objections were raised to the Vatican’s request of $25 million from the Papal Foundation, for a bankrupt Italian hospital, the Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata (IDI). 

Rape, incest exemptions restored to South Carolina abortion ban

Nov 6, 2019 - 03:14 pm .- As the South Carolina legislature considers a bill that would ban most abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, a Senate committee vote has restored exemptions that would allow abortions in cases of rape or incest.

'You belong to Jesus' - The unlikely friendship of an abortionist and a pro-life Catholic

Nov 6, 2019 - 02:31 pm .- The unlikely friendship between a controversial abortion doctor and a local Catholic shows the impact of encounter and friendship in spreading the Gospel, reflected a priest after the abortionist’s death.

Construction on Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine begins in OKC

Nov 6, 2019 - 01:55 pm .- Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City broke ground Sunday on what will be the largest Catholic church in the state— the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine, meant to honor a late Oklahoma priest on the path to sainthood.

Federal judge blocks conscience protection rule for healthcare workers

Nov 6, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Judge Paul Engelmayer of the Southern District of New York vacated the HHS rule in a 146-page decision, issued Wednesday.

State elections point to looming battles over abortion, LGBT, and gun rights

Nov 6, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- In Virginia, Democrats won both chambers of the state legislature and will hold both the state house and governor’s mansion for the first time since 1994.

Pope Francis: St. Paul announced Christ to 'idol worshippers' without attacking them

Nov 6, 2019 - 08:15 am .- St. Paul announced Jesus Christ to “idol worshippers” in Athens without attacking them, but by building bridges, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Former Melbourne cathedral workers doubt Pell abuse could have occurred

Nov 6, 2019 - 07:00 am .- Two former employees of the cathedral school in Melbourne, Australia are expressing strong doubts about the charges that landed Cardinal George Pell— the most senior member of the hierarchy ever convicted of sexual abuse— in prison.

Rubio reviews Kanye’s new album, and talks about dignity of work

Nov 6, 2019 - 04:00 am .- U.S. senator and noted hip-hop enthusiast Marco Rubio shared his thoughts on rapper Kanye West’s new gospel album in a recent interview with CNA.

Despite the hype, non-monogamy is far from common, researcher says

Nov 6, 2019 - 02:50 am .- On October 24, CBS published a 20-minute documentary following the lives of several different groups of people in polyamorous relationships, also called consensual non-monogamous relationships.

Catholic Relief Services dismayed over US intent to leave Paris Climate Accord

Nov 6, 2019 - 12:03 am .- Catholic Relief Services, the official charitable arm of the U.S. bishops, is expressing strong opposition to the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord.